Kris Kross Rapper Chris Kelly Found Dead At 34
Chris Kelly, one-half of the hit 1990s rap duo Kris Kross, was found dead inside his home in Atlanta yesterday. He was just 34.
“It is with deep sadness that we announce that our beloved Chris Kelly has passed away on May 1,” Kelly’s mother Donna Kelly Pratte said in an official statement issued by The So So Def Family. “To millions of fans worldwide, he was the trendsetting, backwards pants-wearing one-half of Kris Kross who loved making music. But to us, he was just Chris—the kind, generous and fun-loving life of the party. Though he was only with us a short time, we feel blessed to have been able to share some incredible moments with him. His legacy will live on through his music, and we will forever love him.”
According to Investigator Betty Honey of the Fulton County Medical Examiner‘s office, Kelly was found unresponsive Wednesday evening and was later pronounced dead at the south campus of the Atlanta Medical Center at around 8 p.m.
R.I.P Chris Kelly, you will be missed.